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63 Responses to Top ten most complained about ads

  1. Profile photo of csto1
    csto1 Male 18-29
    165 posts
    October 2, 2006 at 1:50 pm
    Link: Top ten most complained about ads - Ads found to be offensive. Warning: some ads have risque images.
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    SpoonFork Male 30-39
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    October 3, 2006 at 2:19 am
    #2 is awesome to the max!
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    banana_benda Male 40-49
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    October 3, 2006 at 2:23 am
    I was equally offended by them all
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    Ivar Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 2:30 am
    I love Yorkies!
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    glocktypus Female 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 2:49 am
    What they hell were they thinking with some of those?
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    jmcclure Male 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 2:50 am
    How edgy.
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 2:52 am
    I swear, some of the people who complain about some of that stuff, need to get lives and stop being so uptight.
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    bubba_gum Male 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 3:28 am
    number 2 and 8 ftw.
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    lolakitty72 Female 30-39
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    October 3, 2006 at 3:39 am
    The anti German beer adverts were very funny.
    I`m a little surprised the Head On, Apply directly to the Forehead. Head On, Apply directly to the Forehead. Head On, Apply directly to the Forehead didn`t rate on this list...I hate that commercial.
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    ten_10 Female 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 4:35 am
    Most of those don`t offend me, not even the ones that were "demeaning to women"... Although that one with the babies was kinda "out there", it was justifiably offensive.
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    Vikstar Female 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 4:43 am
    I didn`t find the German one very funny. I can`t understand why some people complain about seeing someones bum on an advert! It wasn`t a bad bum.
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    Cynnick Female 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 5:05 am
    It`s advertising...they get their point across. It`s their job...
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    PrincessX Female 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 6:07 am
    I want a bum like that!! None of it is offensive but I thought the babies looked really sad and I didn`t like it.
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    ibigfire Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 6:13 am
    They`re as stuffy as the stuffiest of special interest groups
    Make a joke about your bowels and they order in the troops
    Any baby with a brain can tell them everybody poops
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    farquaadhnch Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 8:29 am
    It would have been funnier if I had seen any of these ads previously... though I liked the Nazi beer one.
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    wauwa1983x Female 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 8:39 am
    Most of these were about offending women! The baby one was fairly shocking though!
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    0AmY0 Female 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 8:47 am
    A lot of bums, doesn`t really get to me.
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    hexagog Male 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 8:59 am
    the actors on the posters signed contracts and recieved a lot of money just for that one picture for each of them (probably had to retake it 1000 times though)
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    Woot45 Female 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 9:09 am
    that was really stupid... lol
  20. Profile photo of Cindy_
    Cindy_ Female 30-39
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    October 3, 2006 at 9:34 am
    Eh. People complain too much about everything.
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    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 10:20 am
    The babies were slightly disturbing..BUT THAT WAS THE POINT OF THE ADD.

    Just proves that people are idiots and they don`t understand a lot of things.

    Some of us just aren`t open minded / intelligent enough to understand a lot of things...oh well..lol

    I suddenly want to see "sloggi" advertised here :-D...heheh

  22. Profile photo of CheeseMan1
    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 10:36 am
    I agree with all of the decisions here on which ones they upheld and which they didn`t. First one was too disturbing, even if it was getting a point across from it. The other one I didn`t get at all, and thought it was saying that you should be willing to die for this cosmetics.
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    james838 Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 10:40 am
    WHAT?! I thought the Pot Noodle "Hurt me you slag!" Advert would have been on there, that was a great advert :p. No way were they the most complained about, some had about 50 complaints.
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    ryan14 Male 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 10:55 am
    im pretty sure that the xbox advert where the baby was born and flew threw the air getting older then falling into a grave was VERY complained about, so much that it got cancelled.
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    made-in-hull Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 11:06 am
    these were paper adverts.
    the most complained advert is the x-box advert *baby-death*
    i did an essay on advertising techniques and such things as the "shock tactic" and more often than not if your ad is complained about your product sells more as you are getting far more free publicity and then a general intrest in the product increases sales.
    pretty smart,.
    hopefully one of my adverts will be up there when i leave uni!! :D
  26. Profile photo of thecranberry
    thecranberry Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 11:36 am
    cheeseman, it was a spoof. they were making fun of cosmetics.
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    phoenix6 Female 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 11:45 am
    not something i`d really call offensive...but the babies one was sad :(
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    Stentorian Male 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 1:37 pm
    I don`t see a problem with those ads, they were more effective than a lot of other, dull ads. People are too uptight about everything.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    October 3, 2006 at 1:38 pm
    I`m just thinking that it`s crazy that decisions were actually made based on 50 or 60 complaints?!?! I mean, 50 or 60 people are gonna complain about ANYTHING you post! I would have figured the threshold for making an investigation decision would have been much, much higher! Oh well, someone`s tax dollars hard at work there.
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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
    3256 posts
    October 3, 2006 at 2:35 pm
    Why arent them stupid drating girls gone wild ads up there? I am SO SICK of seeing pure drating porn every damn night just cause Im a night owl. When I wanna jack off I will hop online, and download a few pics, then delete them when I am done. I dont need the poo shoved in my damn face every 60 seconds. Not to mention if my wife happens to be watching tv with me, I have to sit through THAT. GOD I wanna murder that smug lil jackass that invinted that show.
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    Qpax Male 18-29
    188 posts
    October 3, 2006 at 3:35 pm
    I`m glad the ASA aren`t obsessed with pleasing the busy-bodies. They seem to use common sense, which is kind of rare these days.
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    IrishRose12 Female 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 3:42 pm
    omg...what a bunch of whiney a@@es. yeah..most of em are stupid..but geez, get over it.
  33. Profile photo of flamingbambi
    flamingbambi Female 13-17
    235 posts
    October 3, 2006 at 4:04 pm
    I didn`t really find any of thsoe offensive at all.
    The baby one at the beginning disturbed me, though. I think we have one of those posters in our school somewhere...but i guess thsoe kinda adverts are supposed to be disturbing..certainly got my attention :|
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    squee13 Female 18-29
    406 posts
    October 3, 2006 at 4:11 pm
    not offencive...i really liked the fake cosmetic ones with the dead people
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    clashrocker Female 13-17
    133 posts
    October 3, 2006 at 5:09 pm
    The baby one was really disturbing. I didn`t really have a problem with any of the others.
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    nerb Female 18-29
    296 posts
    October 3, 2006 at 5:34 pm
    Eh, I suppose I didn`t like the "Weapons of Mass Distraction" one, but then the Iraq thing is a touchy subject with me...
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    mt1045 Male 18-29
    588 posts
    October 3, 2006 at 5:58 pm
    number 8... lol
  38. Profile photo of flingspoo
    flingspoo Female 18-29
    999 posts
    October 3, 2006 at 6:47 pm
    i didnt have a problem with any of them except the baby one. I didnt like it, but i could understand the point they were making. Its just that as a mother, i dont want to have to worrk about my child seeing that. i probably would have complained about that one too, at least for his sake.
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    flingspoo Female 18-29
    999 posts
    October 3, 2006 at 6:47 pm
    worry*
  40. Profile photo of Malchior999
    Malchior999 Male 13-17
    141 posts
    October 3, 2006 at 8:40 pm
    Comon ppl get a life, they`re just ads, if you hate em so much then just block them or ignore them as I do.
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    lovestricken Female 13-17
    712 posts
    October 3, 2006 at 8:49 pm
    #7 is HILARIOUS.
  42. Profile photo of 153Fish
    153Fish Male 13-17
    162 posts
    October 3, 2006 at 9:39 pm
    Wow. The baby one was the only one that offended me. I feel all desensitized.
  43. Profile photo of cluckmoo
    cluckmoo Male 13-17
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    October 4, 2006 at 12:33 am
    this is a shop. i can tell from the pixels and i have seen quite some shops in my time
  44. Profile photo of nerb
    nerb Female 18-29
    296 posts
    October 4, 2006 at 1:53 am
    ^ WTF cluckmoo?

    What happened to this site? What`s with the obsession with Photoshop?

    *mumbles* Besides, you can do anything just as well with Paint... I know, I do it on a regular basis!

  45. Profile photo of mcnaial1
    mcnaial1 Male 18-29
    460 posts
    October 4, 2006 at 2:54 am
    if you think they are offensive that is really sad, the`re advertisements! You`d only be complaining becuase you`re jealous.

    The 1st one is sad, but not offensive. It is well made though, and very creative.

  46. Profile photo of Bennyd
    Bennyd Male 13-17
    1092 posts
    October 4, 2006 at 1:42 pm
    They`re all good styles of persuasive images - thats what were currently learning in English at school.
    If there was an advert that discriminated muslims the whole world would hear about it, but fortunatly these aren`t so people can get over it without causing worldwide controversy. No offense to Muslims
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    oldie Male 13-17
    241 posts
    October 4, 2006 at 2:06 pm
    Some companies have been to put up offensive ads on purpose, because it made you think about the product
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    7451 Male 70 & Over
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    October 4, 2006 at 3:25 pm
    meh... anyways, i would have liked it better if it went from ten to one, not vice-versa.
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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2006 at 5:42 pm
    SLOGGI ROCKS!!! GONNA GET MY GF SOME OF THOSE SLOGGI STRINGS!!! !D
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    Lazorfish Male 13-17
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    October 4, 2006 at 7:06 pm
    Damn you Europeans and your relaxed standards of decency! I want bottoms on my advertisements...Why can`t I have bottoms?! And nude beaches?! And pot!?
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    nicole_xo Female 13-17
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    October 4, 2006 at 9:02 pm
    Some of those were, and some were like "get over it".
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    mattyman Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2006 at 5:32 pm
    thats lame.
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    kimmylearose Female 18-29
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    October 10, 2006 at 12:21 am
    since when was bullocks `offensive language`? its like an ox isn`t it? and i thought the red nose day ad was pretty cool. and it makes sense that in an underwear ad you would have models wearing them. most shopping catalogues do, even g-strings
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